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Thursday, October 22 • 4:25pm - 4:35pm
Maker Park

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Next generation parks, like the High Line here in New York and Zollverein in Essen, Germany, have proven the value of preservation and spurred us to redefine our conception of the 21st century park. Maker Park is envisioned as a new adaptive reuse public space that captures the creative ethos of the surrounding Williamsburg neighborhood, an area in the throes of accelerated change. Set on the site of Charles Pratt’s historic Astral Oil Works along the waterfront, Maker Park will pay homage to the area’s long legacy of manufacturing and help to preserve the neighborhood’s culture of collaboration and making that is so central to its character.


Introduction
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Kathryn C. Chenault

MAS Director; Patron of the Arts and Education
Kathryn C. Chenault, a former practicing attorney, has devoted the past several years supporting and serving on the boards of directors of a number of educational, health care, and art institutions. She has developed several scholarship funds and mentoring programs for young people. Most recently she was honored with the 2012 Excellence in Public Education Award from the Institute for Student Achievement. Kathryn Chenault holds a JD from NYU... Read More →

Speakers
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Stacey Anderson

Director of Public Events and Community Engagement, MAS; Co-founder, Maker Park
Stacey Anderson is the Director of Public Events and Community Engagement at the Municipal Art Society. Alongside her work at MAS, she is Co-Founder of the Maker Park Project, an initiative to create a new community-driven park on the Williamsburg waterfront. With an interest in the arts as a tool for civic engagement, Stacey worked for New York-based public artist, Mary Miss, prior to MAS. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Social Policy... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 4:25pm - 4:35pm
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